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Sea Lions Find Ways to Stay Cool

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How do you beat the heat? Sea lions protect themselves from the sun by rolling around in the sand, which makes for a truly all-natural form of UV protection and some very cute pictures.

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The worst way to hire a hit man is by posting an ad on Craigslist.

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Jim Morrison’s childhood home is for sale, if any Doors fans in the market for real estate have just under a million dollars to hand over.

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A Long Island school district may have lost some credibility with its students after issuing them a summer reading list riddled with spelling errors, crediting Jane Eyre to “Charlotte Bonte” and Animal Farm to “George Ornell.” The employee responsible was disciplined, but pity the child who asked after Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gypsy” in a bookstore before the error was corrected.

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Miami Beach and the historic downtown area of Annapolis, Maryland are just two of the sites that could disappear in the near future under rapidly rising sea levels.

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India’s recent discontinuation of its telegram service puts an end to the pithy messaging platform, but not before certain cablegrams made history. Can you guess who sent these 10 famous telegrams?

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In the middle of a heat wave, there’s a certain pleasure—schadenfreude, if you will—in witnessing other people suffering more than you. These miserable-looking Wall Street employees forced to wear suits to work probably wished they could occupy shorts and a t-shirt instead.

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The 10 best summer family blockbusters available on Netflix Instant will save you a trip to the movie theater. You’ll have to make the popcorn yourself, though.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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